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I wish all our onward trips were as easy as the last one from Trindade to Paraty! Just half an hour on the local bus and we were there. We'd pre-booked our room at Villaggio which is really handily located just 2 minutes from the bus station, down a nice quiet road that runs parallel with the main street. The breakfasts are really good (how is it …
... allowed', as I refused to believe this could be a dry festival, but they were right. We walked in a daze from kiosk to kiosk, but they only had soft drinks. 'I can't last a whole day in here sober' I said, with my eyes, as my Spanish still isn't great. But they just shrugged and poured Sprite zero into the plastic pint glasses that should have been overflowing with some mediocre, luke warm beer like Carlsberg or Carling. Ruby spotted a kiosk in the distance with ...
... in the world. We were able to get inside the large enclosures with some of the 1,020 birds, 150 different species. The Bird Park has the largest flock of toucans and aracaris in the world and is dedicated to the care and conservation of these species. 16.5 acres of lush Atlantic Forest is kept to form the best habitat for the wild life. Species included beautiful pink flamingos and endangered parrots. The highlight was surrounding ourselves with toucans. That distinct ...
... in different directions to try and find some food to eat. Then we all piled into 2 mini vans and a car and started out on the 4 plus hour journey to Paraty. We were warned that the road would be very curvy and after about an hour into the journey that certainly was the case and enjoyed being tossed back and forth in the van as the driver took each curvy at maximum speed. After a stop for some dinner we continued on and proceeded to ...
... us about geting mugged there!
Paraty comes at the end of the old īGold Trailī which the Potugese used to transport all their colonial plunder down, ready to be shipped back to Europe. At least, it was until they worked out a much faster route, so for tour-os like us the town has the twin blessings of a) having had a lot of 16th century money flow in to put up beautiful buildings, and then b) not very ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPousada Villaggio Paraty
Wonderful oasis! Lovely spacious, clean rooms, amazing breakfast, helpful staff and the bonus of a small pool too.
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